Monthly Archives: December 2012

Tipping Point for Global Food Supply?

Regular readers will know that I bang on quite a bit about food supply and food prices, and for good reason:  Increases in food prices rapidly bring down weak societies, which leads in turn to war (or internal conflicts), sickness, forced migration, etc.  Global food prices are our best single indicator of the relative peace, […]

Updated Resource Depletion Graph and Timeline

I am trying to add meaningful and appealing graphs and illustrations to my posts here (and to my seminars) but it is a struggle for me as I do not have natural graphic talent.  The effort is a process of trail, error, and migration toward improved designs.  I hope you will forgive me if I […]

When Will All The Fish Be Gone?

This is the third article in a series examining specific resource depletion and calculating – roughly – when the depletion of specific resources will result in societal conflict.   In the previous two blog posts we examined the timeline for the depletion of water (aquifers) and phosphorous rock.  This post looks at the depletion of […]